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2023 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, Texas

Meeting Begins11/18/2023
Meeting Ends11/21/2023

Call for Papers Opens: 1/23/2023
Call for Papers Closes: 3/14/2023

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Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers:

The Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible (FHB) section will offer the following three sessions at the 2023 annual meeting.

Session #1: Open Thematic Call

Feminist and Sister Eco-Hermeneutics in the Biblical Wilderness and Borderlands

How might justice, survival, and resistance be found in the wilderness spaces and borderlands of the Bible? How might such biblical passages speak to our present realities concerning the fragility of life and survival in the Anthropocene? This open call for papers centers ecofeminist and sister hermeneutics in the wilderness and borderland spaces of the Bible, broadly conceived. Leaning into Delores Williams' concept of “wilderness experience,” where isolation and the divine meet to invoke transformative and “risk-taking faith” (Sisters in the Wilderness), we seek papers which consider how marginal spaces are inspirational locations of persistence and resistance. We particularly welcome conversations between Feminist, Womanist, Chicanx, and other traditions that highlight the relevance of intersectional eco-hermeneutics for our present moment.

Session #2: Co-Sponsored Session:

FHB will co-sponsor a session with the Writing/Reading Jeremiah program unit, hosting a Jeremiah commentary conversation with Carolyn J. Sharp and Christl Maier.

Session #3: Co-Sponsored Session:

FHB will co-sponsor a session with the Synoptic Gospels program unit, honoring the contributions of Dr. Musa Dube to the study of the Synoptic gospels.

Program Unit Chairs

Carolyn J. Sharp
Midori E. Hartman

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